First of all Happy New Year!!
I made a stupid mistake and turned off the laptop while it was rebooting. The laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545) cannot be turned on anymore (there's only a red flashing power LED).
I do however have very important files on the hard drive which I desperately need. How can I transfer files from the Hard drive onto an USB stick or something similar? I looked at various videos online, and I believe that I now know how to take out the hard drive, but I do not know how to transfer the files.
If someone could help me, please?
Thanks in advance!
Remove the hard drive, mount it in a 2.5" SATA USB 2.0 case (about $10-20). Attach to a working system, and copy your files.
So, does this case have the bit like an USB stick which I can just stick into a working laptop? I looked for it online, it costs about £6, so it's not expensive. I might give it a try but I am aftaid that I might somehow damage the hard drive when taking it out... seeing as I haven't had luck with laptops so far.
The case will attach to a USB port, the same way a flash drive does - yes.
Hi there again!
Would this be ok to transfer my files?
Do I need anything else? Any cables at all?
Thanks for helping!